Winnsboro Center for the Arts

Embrace the spirit of creativity

aka WCA; The Bowery Stage at Winnsboro Center for the Arts   |   Winnsboro, TX   |
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Winnsboro Center for the Arts

EIN: 75-2957925


Mission: To engage people in the arts through educational programming, cultural experiences and entertainment. Vision Statement: To integrate the arts into community life. We believe that participating in the arts promotes creativity, entrepreneurship, and spiritual well-being which are essential for community and economic vitality. Our long-term goal is to insure a stable infrastructure and financial security for the organization. As the “heart of the arts” in Winnsboro, we will continue to work with the city and associated organizations to develop Winnsboro as a desirable destination for residents and visitors alike.

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President, Board of Directors

Dr. Mary Estelle White Ph.D.

Main address

P.O. Box 342

Winnsboro, TX 75494 USA

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Formerly known as

Trails Country Center for the Arts

Winnsboro Center for the Arts



Subject area info

Arts and culture

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions in the gallery feature artists from all over the state of Texas in a rotating series of shows including both solo and multiple artist presentations in a variety of mediums. An artist's reception for each new exhibition provides an opportunity for the public to mingle with the artists. Nine exciting exhibitions are planned for 2024 including a juried "Cowboy Tales" exhibition with prizes.

Population(s) Served

Conducted 2 art and 1 photography exhibits, & hosted the Northeast Texas writers' Conference. Local high quality artists were given a local venue, art in the community was enhanced and people in the community were introduced to quality art & artists in their midst, and were inspired thereby.

Population(s) Served

Conducted c. 10 different types of arts, crafts, drama & dancing classes. Life in the community was enriched, relationships were formed, skills were learned & enhanced, children were given a worthwhile activity during afterschool hours.

Population(s) Served

Conducted 6 different concerts (folk, jazz, orchestra, country), Life in the community was enriched, talented musicians were given a venue and quality audience, children were given a worthwhile activity during after-school hours, the town was made more alive with these musical events.

Population(s) Served

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Winnsboro Center for the Arts
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.27 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.2 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Winnsboro Center for the Arts

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Winnsboro Center for the Arts

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Winnsboro Center for the Arts’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $89,574 $345,536 $112,763
As % of expenses 48.0% 156.7% 39.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $84,718 $339,652 $106,585
As % of expenses 44.3% 150.0% 36.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $275,997 $536,027 $447,541
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 94.2% -16.5%
Program services revenue 25.3% 16.7% 32.6%
Membership dues 4.3% 2.8% 3.7%
Investment income 1.1% 0.7% 0.0%
Government grants 1.6% 27.3% 4.4%
All other grants and contributions 67.8% 52.5% 57.1%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 2.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $186,423 $220,491 $288,905
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 18.3% 31.0%
Personnel 23.9% 29.3% 23.3%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 5.6% 3.1%
Interest 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 75.9% 65.1% 73.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $191,279 $226,375 $295,083
One month of savings $15,535 $18,374 $24,075
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $9,804
Fixed asset additions $0 $60,850 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $206,814 $305,599 $328,962

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 17.3 16.2 10.1
Months of cash and investments 18.8 31.4 28.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 18.5 31.3 28.0
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021 2022
Cash $268,484 $298,049 $243,954
Investments $23,522 $278,078 $432,205
Receivables $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $139,601 $200,451 $204,921
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 31.0% 24.5% 27.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 26.1% 13.9% 11.2%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $287,005 $626,657 $733,242

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President, Board of Directors

Dr. Mary Estelle White Ph.D.

Mary returned to her hometown of Winnsboro, TX, in 2014 where she joined the board of Winnsboro Center for the Arts. She has served as president since 2015. Prior non-profit experience includes 7 years on the board of WInchester Community Music School, Winchester, MA, with 3 years as president, and 6 years as a board member of Deaconess Abundant Life Communities in Concord, MA. She currently serves as a member of the Stanford Archaeology Council, Stanford, CA. Having been introduced to piano at an early age and having continued those pursuits throughout her career, Mary developed a passion for the arts and an appreciation of their importance in both personal and community development. Mary is an immunologist by training. Professional experience includes Sr. V.P. of Research at BioTransplant, Incorporated,; research scientist at Repligen Corp.; and postdoctoral experience at M.I.T. and the University of Cologne. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Winnsboro Center for the Arts

Board of directors
as of 12/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Dr. Mary White

Winnsboro Center for the Arts

Term: 2015 -

Rebecca Pickett

Barbara Hums

Connie Davis

Dana Bundick

Efton Edwards

Mary Geisler

Lori Forsyth

Shannon Monk

Sharla Rocka

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